Here’s what’s cookin! A recipe for low-carb creamy southwest chicken


Low-carb Creamy Southwest Chicken

Josh Mavilla

Looking for something to cook while stuck inside because of the coronavirus pandemic?  Try this recipe we found for low-carb creamy southwest chicken.  It’s easy to create, isn’t packed with too many calories (191 calories per serving; 4 servings), and it’s said to be so good that it’s also enjoyed by those who are not on low-carb diets!  If you’re not a total noob in the kitchen, it takes about 25 minutes to create (5 minutes of prep time; 20 minutes cook time).



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 5 ounces canned green chiles (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)


  1. Heat large skillet with oil over medium heat.
  2. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and season with salt and pepper. Sauté until brown on both sides, adding onions about halfway through.
  3. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
  4. If needed, deglaze the pan with a little water.
  5. Add green chiles and cream, and simmer until chicken is done on both sides and the sauce is thickened.
  6. Top with shredded cheddar or jack cheese and serve when cheese melts.

Optional additions

  • Cilantro and avocado slices are good optional garnishes
  • Can add veggies such as chopped broccoli or cauliflower to boost fiber
  • Can also be cooked in a slow cooker